View Full Version : Morneau AL MVP

Buddy The Elf
11-21-2006, 02:21 PM
what a fucking joke:lol

Justin Morneau was named AL MVP on Tuesday after receiving 15 of the 28 first-place votes.

Ridiculous. Derek Jeter came in second with 12 first-place votes and 306 points. Even though Morneau was, in reality, the third most valuable player on his team, he ranked in the top four on all 28 ballots cast by the writers, giving him 320 points. In third place was David Ortiz, who received 193 points. The rest of the top 10 included Frank Thomas (174), Jermaine Dye (156), Joe Mauer (116), Johan Santana (114), Travis Hafner (64), Vladimir Guerrero (46) and Carlos Guillen (34). Santana received the lone first-place vote not going to Morneau or Jeter, but seven voters left him off the ballot entirely. Morneau wins despite leading the league in no significant categories. He finished eighth in OPS and 10th once OPS is adjusted for ballpark, and since he did that as an average defensive first baseman with little value on the basepaths, he qualifies as perhaps the weakest MVP in decades.

11-21-2006, 02:25 PM
Yeah ummm... why?

I would have voted for Santana, personally, though I know most sane people would have rathered Mauer or Jeter.

11-21-2006, 02:29 PM
thats fucking stupid. something ortiz and jeter CAN agree on.

11-21-2006, 02:31 PM
wow. thats crazy. i thought for sure it was gonna be jeter or johan. good for him.

Buddy The Elf
11-21-2006, 02:33 PM
.321 BA
34 HR
130 RBI


.344 BA
14 HR
97 RBI

i guess overlooked how good a season Morneau had

11-21-2006, 02:38 PM
he definitely had a great season, especially second half (shitty first half if you look). i think thats why he got it. basically he and johan are the reason the twins did what they did to make the playoffs and take the division from the tigers.

11-21-2006, 02:41 PM
yea, he owned the 2nd half, and him getting hot coincided exactly with the twins taking off to the division title. So, I guess, to voters that = most valuable to his team. This is nothing I'm getting upset about. He had a great year.

11-21-2006, 11:24 PM
This really is a complete joke. It makes a mockery of the whole MVP voting process

11-22-2006, 02:19 PM
This really is a complete joke. It makes a mockery of the whole MVP voting process

no its not.

11-23-2006, 09:16 PM
lol tell reno and co. that.